F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
Little Tokyo Service Center
231 E Third Street, G-106
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Contact: Jessica Kanai, 213-473-3035
“Preparing for Late Life Needs”, a Series of Financial Educational Seminars to be Held in Gardena, February 15, March 22, and April 12, 2014
A free series of educational workshop for Asian American seniors and their caregivers will be held on Saturday, February 15, March 22, and April 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute. The event is free and open to the public and parking is also free.
Titled “Preparing for Late Life Needs”, the workshop series will assist seniors and their adult children to begin a conversation on late life decision-making. The presentations will take into account cultural factors involved in the choices and decisions Asian American seniors need and their loved ones to make. The program will be presented in English with simultaneous translations in Japanese and Korean.
On Saturday, February 15, Long-Term Care (LTC) and Long-Term Care Insurance will be discussed. LTC such as extended stays in nursing homes or in-home caregivers are generally not covered by health insurance or Medicare. LTC insurance is one option for covering these costs. Brenda Bufford from The California Partnership for Long-Term Care, an innovative program of the State of California Department of Health Care Services, will address the California Partnership for Long-Term Care, ways to use LTC policies to plan for your future long-term care, and how these policies work with Medi-Cal.
Do you know what will happen to your property and possessions after you're gone? On Saturday, March 22, attorney Laura Narimatsu Wasserman, a partner in Nakahara & Wasserman, LLP will discuss the topic of Living Trusts. Learn about the importance of estate planning and tools such as living trusts at this workshop as we consider some of the most common legal issues together.
On Saturday April 12, our workshop titled Living Solo in Late Life, will explore ways individuals can find support, skills, and resources as they transition through late life. From day-to-day tasks to decision-making on larger life issues, navigating late life issues can be daunting, especially when you are on your own.
Pre-registration is required for admission to the seminar and open to all residents throughout Los Angeles County. To make a reservation, please visit the website www.LTSC.org and sign up, or call LTSC at 213-473-3035.